Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Imperium - 3 - Stages of Subversion

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Before I begin this article, here are three quotes from three diverse sources which have created a positive impression in my mind about the subject that is to follow. 

First quote is by current RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat in his FINS speech, 2009
"हमें permission  नहीं हैं रण छोड़कर भागने की. हमें permission नहीं हैं हारने की. भगवान की permission नहीं हैं. भारत तो कोई हरा या मिटा नहीं सकता. इसीलिए चिंता मत कीजिये. केवल इतना ध्यान रखिये की कैसे जल्द से जल्द भारत अपना पूर्ण स्वरुप प्राप्त कर विश्वगुरु के पद पर विराजमान होता हैं."
Second Quote is fron TV Series "Chanakya" which can be found here 
यदि प्रमाणित करना चाहते हैं आप अपने शास्त्रों की श्रेष्ठता तो आपको अपने शास्त्रों के अनुसार जी कर दिखाना होगा. समय के आघात का उत्तर समय के द्वारा ही दिया जा सकता हैं. भय यदि बल से हो तो निर्बल अपने शास्त्रों की रक्षा कभी नहीं कर पायेगा. और चुनौती अगर समय ने दी हो तो शास्त्रों ने कहा हैं की शास्त्र कभी कालबाह्य नहीं होता. दोनों ही स्थितियों में परीक्षा हमारी हैं. 
And the last quote is by Allama Iqbal's famous Tarana-e-Hind
कुछ बात हैं के हस्ती मिटती नहीं हमारी,
सदियों से रहा हैं दुश्मन दौर-ए-जहाँ हमारा.

The trigger for this article came long ago when I heard this lecture by Yuri Bezmenov, a KGB defector to USA, who was posted in India to carry out subversive KGB operations within India in 1970s. The thought has been developing in my mind for few years now and now slowly it is beginning to find an utterance. 

Fantastic lecture wherein the stages involved in subversion of a nation OR a society are nicely explained in sufficient details to model the scenario in India. Yuri here has fantastically explained the four stages employed by a destabilizing power. The four stages are as follows - 

1. Demoralization (lasts around 15-20 years)
2. Destabilization (lasts around 3-6 years)
3. Crisis (lasts around 3-5 months)
4. Normalization (indefinite until some sort of equilibrium is achieved, in other words, FUBAR)

When applying these four stages to Indian context on longer time-scale, there is a one crucial stage prior to demoralization. That is "Deracination". In this part of the ongoing "Imperium" series, I will lay out the theory which I will be using to elucidate how this 5-step process is being constantly applied to India.

Stage 0 - Deracination:

I have written extensively about Deracination of Indian society on this blog. The articles are chronicled under the label of "Deracination series" which can be availed by clicking on the link in red. The stage of deracination typically lasts as long as the ability of a target society to view the world through their indigenous glasses is lost OR compromised. As the word suggests, Deracination is a botanical term where we uproot a tree from its native soil/environment and plant it in foreign/different soil and environment. The uprooting of the tree and its struggle to find and grow roots in alien environment is what we refer to as "de-racination" in botany. 

This stage lasts for few generations and is not definitive. It involves inculcating false sense of history among the target population which alienates them from their native narrative, sowing seeds of doubt about the efficacy of native linguistic, religio-socio-judicio-cultural and politico-economic systems and institutions and then gradually replacing them with foreign systems. When completed successfully in target population, people lose their sense of direction and look at the newly established foreign institutions and world-views to look at the world and try to find the solutions through that frame of reference. 

Deracination is primarily applied, as stated in earlier paragraph, on religious, cultural, linguistic and historical narrative of a target society. The contexts of the words are changed and then distorted using translations and forcing natives to understand their history and society using foreign language (something which through this blog I too am guilty of, sadly). Fault-lines among various social groupings of the target society are identified and at times encouraged. Once the society (or at least section of target society) is deracinated for large degree, the next step of subversion is applied. Many articles are written on this blog regarding this point. Modern day philosopher par excellence, Shri. Rajiv Malhotra has written three books so far chronicling the range and extent and manner of deracination that has been applied to Indian society. The books are Invading the Sacred, Breaking India and Being Different. The readers are encouraged to purchase these books and read through them. They have been eye-opening experience for me. 

Stage 1 - Demoralization

Demoralization lasts of 15-20 years because that is usually how long it takes to subvert one entire generation of young minds. When applied from age of 4 (Junior KG) to age of 24 (Masters degree), a child will be programmed thoroughly to behave and make decisions accordingly for rest of its life. It is done by targeting the ideas, structure and life-style perception of the society. 

As seen in table above, subversion of religion include politicization and trivialization of religion. Hindu gurus are routinely ridiculed and castigated. To assist them, due to lack of educational systems which gave well-qualified spiritual leaders to Indian society, more and more half-baked so called "Gurus" are coming up which fuels this vicious cycle. 

Education is subverted by creating environment where child is unaware of its history nor is it capable (encourage humanities over pure-sciences and engineering for example. Modern Indian youth is woefully unaware of India's history, geography and civics because they were systematically goaded to keep such "non-useful" topics in option and focus on job-giving subjects and careers. 

The Mandalization of society and politics is epitome of demoralization which had severely hampered the relations between social-groupings in Indian society. Thankfully now that factor is slowly evaporating thanks to emergence of rooted OBC leaders like Modi. The less said about the sold out mainstream media of India, the better. Thankfully here too the awareness is on the rise among the young Indians. 

Creation of false heroes (Like Nehru, for example) has severely dampened the fighting spirit of Indian society and made it complacent and decadent. The Nehruvian over-emphasis on legislative rules over society's internal and inherent moral-rules has made India a land where there are too many laws but none of them are enforced. The latest movement for Lokpal is one such example where people were asking for another giant bureaucratic body to punish the corruption in rest of bureaucracy. Instead of relying on inherent moral-compass of human being, we are increasingly depending on legislative rulings of parliaments and courts. This is not a good sign. 

Gross negligence towards military upkeep of Indian army and serious mistrust between intelligence agencies and government (which surfaced in rather ugly fashion post 26/11 India) is a very deeply concerning matter which leads to serious demoralization of country. The negligence of past 10 years has lead to incursions of China many miles within Indian territory and India cannot do anything to stop it. All this leads to demoralization of Indian public seeing their territorial sovereignty being violated by Chinese at their will and India appearing so powerless.

This reflects in internal policy of minority appeasement by government because majority is beginning to be annoyed and demoralized towards the incumbent government. This in turn has a disastrous effect on the health of India.

The last but very important point which is significantly demoralizing India in past 20 years is emphasis of delhi-government to displace people from their villages to cities. One can understand the drive to move a segment of people out of agriculture as means of livelihood to some other sector. But the complete uprooting of families and castes  from their native villages to dilapidated homes and shanties in the cities is most brutal form of rape that the establishment is doing on Indian populace. This is festering problems which, when unleashed, will cause a wave too big for a state to withstand.

India has been targeted on all these counts for past 40-45 years. First 20 years by USSR and post 1990 by USA and the west. The result is deracinated and demoralized society which is ripe for destabilization and crisis. The soviet backed demoralization resulted in naxalism, emergency as part of destabilization and crisis respectively. The west backed demoralization post 1990 is yielding dividends now with maoism, Evangelism, Islamic terrorism, and emergence of anarchists within political spectrum which has eroded the very belief of people in democracy and Indian system.

Stage 2 - Destabilization

Destabilization lasts for around 5 years where the application of subversive forces become more precise and concentrated. The demoralization in previous phases forces the government to indulge in populist schemes which in turn ends up in concentrating power in hands of government. This slowly destroys economy and makes individual dependent on state. This has alternate effect on breaking of inter-personal bonds and family bonds. The Labor-Employer relations are tampered by means of strikes and the other extreme of contract-labor with no rights. All this leads to weakening of nation thus impairing its foreign and military policies. But most importantly, the trust of people on system starts evaporating which is the most important trigger for the next phase. When this mistrust exceeds a certain critical value, society plunges into crisis.

Stage 3 - Crisis

The stage of crisis is a high-energy flash-point which cannot last longer than few months. In this stage the faultlines meticulously sowed in deracination and demoralization stage  decades ago begin to erupt lava. The social-groupings begin to become confrontational where each group feels that they can survive and progress only after "defeat" of the "other". Here the "other" can be another social group OR government itself. To give example, the phases of Indian history just prior to imposition of emergency in 1975 was a crisis phase. Another such example is the year of 2011 in Delhi where public movements against government were raging and certain media houses were trying to equate it to Arab Springs happening elsewhere in the world. Once a society (or a section of society) reaches the stage of crisis, it inevitably leads to next stage.

Stage 4 - Normalization

Normalization is process where the high-energy state of crisis-stage is dissipated and equilibrium is achieved by "any means whatsover" and at "any costs whatsoever". Its a ironic term because Normalization entails one of the following three scenarios.

A. Foreign Invasion: Taking advantage of society (or section) in crisis a foreign power (usually the agent who caused deracination and demoralization) invades and occupies the country and installs its own system.

B. Civil War: in absence of any foreign invader, the social factions arm themselves and a civil war erupts until one of the side wins. In case of absence of clear winner, after plenty of time and blood is wasted, the country is partitioned.  

C. State clampdown: If government is strong enough, there is heavy clampdown of the trouble-makers (for government) which includes vast overrulings of civic-liberties and human-rights. State being the only "bully" in the town represses all the dissenting voices with utter force. In case state is unable to do so in time, the problems like Maoism, LTTE etc erupt. 


India has been subjected to all these 5 stages of subversion for past 200 years now post the fall of Maratha empire in 1818. There has been a constant fight between the deracinated, demoralized, destabilized section of Hindu society against rooted and proud and practicing section of Hindu society since 1857. The deracinated section of society has aided (willingly or unwittingly) the anti-dharma forces throughtout past 150 years. Their main opponent have always been nationalistic pro-dharma-forces in different shapes and forms places and times. 

As the pie of deracinated and demoralized segment of Hindu society is increasing exponentially post 1990, curiously the reverse is also being seen in Indian society. Many of those who were deracinated and demoralized are beginning to look at dharma with genuine curiosity. The hunger of this section of society to read, know and implement the workable dharmik models of dharma-artha-kaama-moksha aspects of human life is only going to increase. It is the duty of those who are rooted to come up with such socio-judicio-linguistic-politico-economic-cultural models of life. 

Dharma is the operating system of India. Its currently running on limited safe-mode. Time has come for development of its upgraded components for covering all operations required for a living, thriving and growing dharmik-society. India is slowly opening up again for reinstallation of Dharma. it won't be easy and without an uphill struggle. 

But then, if we won't claim our motherland, then who will?

उत्तिष्ठ भारतः !!!


Vin Industries said...

Brilliant. Brilliant.

You are doing great service to the mother land.

Unknown said...

excellent ..but how do you change this mindset?

काय चालूये.. said...


What should be done will follow in subsequent posts.. :)

Unknown said...

It is good to read ..but The failure of System is lack of Education ?? NOW Education as you said from 4yr. KG to 24 yrs of graduation etc. So Education doesn't mean to get a certificate??this has made Education as Business?? Ther was a system in India Hindu were following KG:Kings GURUKUL changed the Brahmcharya 5 to 25 yrs, Grahsth Aashram 25 to 50 yrs and so on.. Old days 5 yrs Children were sent to Gurukul to learn everything from Prayer(POOJA), Collecting Wood,Water,Vegetables, fruits etc from Forest. Than Study .. Cooking Learning Self Defence, etc.. Till 25th year of age..i,e, XIIth, Graduation 5+12+3= 20 yrs Post graduation etc or say 5+12+5 Engr /Doctor etc 2 yrs special course 5+12+5+2 = 24 That is Brahmcharya Jeevan.. These Gurukul were run by KING .. Like GOVT today .. but al are busy making it Commercialization of every field .Politics, Service, Professional, Even Religion has become Business?/ So all this has created gap in Knowledge (GIYAN) and KARMA (Work.duty etc). Our Teachers Who gained much from Bhagwad Geeta ..Nehru did well, so Ghandhiji, Patel , Vivekanand, , Guru Golvelkar (RSS), many others has contributed a lot but Selfishness and corruption has eaten away their Moral ..The Movies showing vulgarity is permitted ..good books are taken away from Schools ..Demoralization..and so on..Jai Hind

Unknown said...

Dharma is the BIOS of this country, no doubt. But are all shastras worthy of being followed today? I have read a lot of things in puranas , manu smriti etc which sound outright anti-woman, or anti-Dalit. I think we need a movement to separate the core of dharma-shastras (Gita etc) from the extraneous books which might have been added by a Brahminical class keen on preserving its position of power?

Unknown said...

Dharma is the BIOS of this country, no doubt. But are all shastras worthy of being followed today? I have read a lot of things in puranas , manu smriti etc which sound outright anti-woman, or anti-Dalit. I think we need a movement to separate the core of dharma-shastras (Gita etc) from the extraneous books which might have been added by a Brahminical class keen on preserving its position of power?

RamaY said...

Dr Vikram Sharma,

I do not know what Puranas you read, but in all the Puranas I read the common theme is how Hindus of all varnas & kulas are revered for their Dharma & Atma-jnana and how even Brahmins and Gods are cursed when they became Adharmic.

Vyasa, the son of a Brahmin & Sudra (Satyavati) wrote all 18 Puranas and many Upa-Puranas. Per Manu Smriti, the son of a Brahmana man and Sudra woman is called a Nisada/Parasava. So how can you say Puranas are Brahminical?

Secondly Hindu Puranas are full of stories/scenarios where an individual is born as Sudra in one life and Brahmin another life and an animal in yet another life. So how can we call someone a Brahmana, if he was a sudra in all his previous and future lives?

The issue is not Hindu Puranas or Sastras; but how we read/understand them. Perhaps we need a new movement to understand Hindu sastras from Hindu perspective and not Abrahamic perspective. That will help.

Coming to Panchamas (what we call Dalits) in Sastras, they were kept outside the Hindu society as they did not want to accept and follow the Hindu Dharma/Laws. It is no different from our modern world where we keep the Naxalites and Islamic terrorists outside our society and hunt them using our police & military.

What we need now is right application of "Dalit/Panchama" definition for current times. Today a Dalit/Panchama is someone who isn't a Hindu and doesn't respect/follow Hindu Dharma / Constitution of India.

Hope this helps.

Tushar Khairnar said...

I read all 3 posts in this series and recommend others to go through all 3 posts.

This is thought provoking and meta level analysis, different from usual anti-mughal, british or islamist rhetoric..Why imperium behaves in certain ways is essential part to know for all people who relate to Indic cause.

I would love author to write on some sort of strategy or some possible meta level things which can strengthen PIF. Or Something which worked well for PIF in history. Sort of answer to 5 stages of subversion.